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I'm taking amoxicillin. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) pain killer with that?

I'm taking amoxicillin. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) pain killer with that?

Yes. No contraindion: They are safe taken concommitantly. Recommend not taking them both on an empty stomach, though. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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I am taking amoxicillin 500mg can I take ibuprofen as well for the pain in my tooth.

I am taking amoxicillin 500mg can I take ibuprofen as well for the pain in my tooth.

Usually: Unless you have an adverse reaction, it will help you reduce both pain and swelling as an anti inflammatory. ...Read more

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If I had an allergic reaction to ibuprofen will the same happen if I take amoxicillin.

If I had an allergic reaction to ibuprofen will the same happen if I take amoxicillin.

No: No, the drugs are completely different and not chemically related, so just because you're allergic to Ibuprofen doesn't mean you will have a reaction to amoxicillin. ...Read more

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I started taking amoxicillin yesterday for my tooth aches and ibuprofen for pain. The swelling has yet to subside, how long does it take?

I started taking amoxicillin yesterday for my tooth aches and ibuprofen for pain. The swelling has yet to subside, how long does it take?

Dental treatment?: Did your dentist treat you for this tooth and did s/he prescribe the antibiotics? If so, give them a call and let them know the antibiotics are not working. If not, give them a call for an appointment. Antibiotics do not restore rotten teeth, and often treatment is needed in conjunction with the medication. ...Read more

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I have a very bad ear infection. I am taking amoxicillin with clavulonic acid. But the pain is extremely severe. Can I take two ibuprofen 600mg atonce?

I have a very bad ear infection. I am taking amoxicillin with clavulonic acid. But the pain is extremely severe. Can I take two ibuprofen 600mg atonce?

No!: Not unless you also want to deal with the pain of a stomach ulcer. There is a prescription topical medicine that you can drop into your ear called antipyrine/benzocaine that will help numb the pain. You should call the doctor that diagnosed the ear infection and ask for it. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and the doctor prescribed me amoxicillin, is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) at the same time for the pain?

I have strep throat and the doctor prescribed me amoxicillin, is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) at the same time for the pain?

Yes!: Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) would be perfectly appropriate to help your pain. They will not interfere with the amoxil. Salt water gargles and cholaseptic spray will also help. Lots of warm liquids. ...Read more

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Bad tooth pain. She's tried 1000mg of ibuprofen wants to take cyclobenzaprine5mg and amoxicillin is this safe?

Whoa: Sounds like "she's" self medicating. 1, 000mg of ibuprofen (Advil) is no more effective than 200 mg for pain caused by infected (abscessed) tooth. Cyclobezaprine is for muscle spasm, not for infection/pain. Penicillin has to be taken 4x/day for 5 full days to slow spread of infection. What she needs is a Dentist to treat the infection (root canal or extraction). Get professional help fast. ...Read more

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How long do you really need to take 800 mg Ibuprofen for inflammation after simple dental implants 12&13, if there is no pain and on Amoxicillin 7day

How long do you really need to take 800 mg Ibuprofen for inflammation after simple dental implants 12&13, if there is no pain and on Amoxicillin 7day

As needed only: The placement of dental implants usually does not create a great deal of pain or inflammation. Ibuprofen 800 mg may be taken every 6-8 hours as needed for pain. ...Read more

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Had 2 wisdom teeth pulled. Is is safe to take ibuprofen 600mg 5 times a day and amoxicillin 875 every 12 hours and hydrocodon 7.5-325 as needed 4/6 h?

Had 2 wisdom teeth pulled. Is is safe to take ibuprofen 600mg 5 times a day and amoxicillin 875 every 12 hours and hydrocodon 7.5-325 as needed 4/6 h?

Should be fine: The antibiotic dose is fine. The pain medications are each ok. Ibuprophen should not exceed 3200 mg per day. The Codeine should not exceed 8 in 24 hours. The ibuprophen is an antii-inflammatory and will address soft tissue swelling and inflammation and this should allow you to be comfortable so your muscles don't tense up and aggravate your discomfort. Drop the Codeine as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen and amoxil (amoxicillin) safe for a pregnant woman?

Sometime: Usually Ibuprofen is not advised in the 3rd trimester. Amoxcil is felt to be ok. The best answe is to avoid medication if you can while pregnant. You should also avoid alcohol and smoking when pregnant. ...Read more

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Why is my left cheek swollen? I have a root canal infection but my dentist gave me amoxicillin for the infection and ibuprofen for the pain?

Why is my left cheek swollen? I have a root canal infection but my dentist gave me amoxicillin for the infection and ibuprofen for the pain?

Takes 24-48 hours: For an antibiotic to be effective. Also an antibiotic will only help shrink the infection. It will not eliminate it. You must either have root therapy or an extraction for this tooth in order to eliminate the infection. Sometimes an infection needs to drained in addition to antibiotic use. If it has been longer than 48 hours and the swelling still has not gone down you should be reevaluated by dds. ...Read more

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I have a tooth that's turning blue/gray in color, I woke up with a swollen cheek and now my jaw is swollen too, im taking amoxicillin 500mg together with ibuprofen 800mg...but it doesn't seem to be helping, what do you recommend, ive heard that for me to

I have a tooth that's turning blue/gray in color, I woke up with a swollen cheek and now my jaw is swollen too, im taking amoxicillin 500mg together with ibuprofen 800mg...but it doesn't seem to be helping, what do you recommend, ive heard that for me to

See a dentist: Self medication will not treat your dental issues. A dark tooth is indicative of a dead nerve which would result in the need for root canal therapy. Antibiotics alone will not help. You need to see a dentist ASAP before the infection spreads further. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin and Clavulanate potassium mixed with ibuprofen make you fail for THC?

Can amoxicillin and Clavulanate potassium mixed with ibuprofen make you fail for THC?

NO!!!!!!!!!: Not a chance in the world. For laboratory-confirmed tests, false negatives (the THC is in your system but the level is below the cut-off value) are common but false positives aren't. Sometimes people get surprised by a (+) test b/c they don't realize how long THC and its metabolites continue to be released in the urine. A regular +/- heavy user may test (+) a month after last use. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can I take tramadol and ibuprofen with amoxicillan?

Can I take tramadol and ibuprofen with amoxicillan?

Medicines: Please don't take any more medicines until you have discussed this with your doctor!
DO NOT DELAY!!! ...Read more

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Can I take amoxicillin with flexeril and Advil liquid gels?

Can I take amoxicillin with flexeril and Advil liquid gels?

Yes, but.. .: There is no problem taking these three meds together. I If you are allergic to drugs in the penicillin class, do not take it. If you are taking any other meds or supplements, then those may be an issue. Your pharmacist can tell you if there are any interactions with the meds and supplements your are taking. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more